Australia is still the world's largest exporter of iron ore, accounting for 53 percent of world trade in 2014 and the second largest exporter of coal. The mining sector directly employs over 200,000 people – with many more employed in mining services.
202055&ensp·&enspAlthough iron ore resources occur in all the Australian States and Territories, almost 90% of identified resources occur in Western Australia, including almost 80% in the Hamersley Province, one of the world's major iron ore producing regions. Australia is one of the largest producers of iron ore in the world and iron ore is the foundation for
Mining is one of the key industries which have made a significant contribution to Australian economy for a very long period. Mining is one of the chief factors responsible for the growth of population in the Australian continent right from the discovery of gold mines which led to the 'Gold Rush' in Australia. Minerals and fuels top the list of Australian exports and are one the biggest
2020512&ensp·&enspMining is one of the top ranking industries in Australia. The sector is one of the biggest contributors to the economy, fetching billions of dollars in export income and supplying the employment of over 750,000 Australians. However, unlike your typical 95, mining is an inherently dangerous profession.
SA Mining Heritage Take a trip back through a significant era of Australia's mining history in the Mount Lofty and Flinders Ranges of South Australia. Recapture the romance and adventure of Australia's first mining era in this picturesque landscape, which still bears the evidence of mining activity.
Greg Drew presents the next Talking History lecture – Reinterpretation of the Discovery of Captain Bagot's Mine, Kapunda. The Kapunda Mine, about 80 km north of Adelaide, commenced operations in January 1844, just seven years after the British colony of South Australia was founded.
202056&ensp·&enspIt led to the establishment of the Pilbara iron ore region. The Bureau of Mineral Resources, now known as Geoscience Australia, help to speed up the excavation process. During the end of the 20th century, Australian mining industries found more metals including uranium, tungsten, nickel, rutile (an ore of titanium), and bauxite (an ore of
The authors have collated a photographic history of old and new mining methods and equipment together with examples of developing research and heritage subjects. With over 250 pages and over 400 photographs and diagrams covering the history of the coal industry in each State this history will be of interest to many.
In the 1870s, Australia became an important producer of tin with the discovery of the metal at Mt. Bischoff in Tasmania. In the latter years of the 19th Century, the first great mines were established: Copper and gold at Mt. Morgan near Rockhampton in Queensland Silver, lead and zinc at Broken Hill in New South Wales Gold at Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie in Western Australia and Iron ore at
Brockman's hematite projects are loed in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia, adjacent to the core tenements of Western Australia's other major iron ore developers. Brockman's principal projects include the Marillana Project, the Ophthalmia Project and few other minor exploration projects in the area. Among all projects, the Marillana
2020513&ensp·&enspThe history of earthmoving equipment is more fascinating than one might think. From horses to diesel, the evolution of mining and construction machinery goes back more than 100 years when heavy machines were drawn under human or animal power. Nowadays the equipment has become massive, integrated with the most advanced systems imaginable to provide the highest payloads conceivable,
2020511&ensp·&enspAustralia has about one third of the world's known uranium resources and mining goes back to 1906, when a small amount of uranium ore was taken from Radium Hill in South Australia
2020514&ensp·&enspBHP has awarded NRW Contracting with a $48 million airport upgrade contract at the Olympic Dam project in South Australia. Upgrades are set to commence later this month for a
In September 1840, four years after South Australia (SA) was first settled, two Cornishmen discovered a vein of silverlead ore at Glen Osmond in the Adelaide foothills. At the time mineral rights belonged to the land owner. In March 1841 the SA Mining Association was formed, SA's first mining pro
The history of Ore Reserve classifiion and reporting in Australia is largely a history of the Australian mining industry itself. In the late 1800s, when the industry was dominated by small scale, high grade underground mines, Reserves (if estimated) were based on hand sampling and geological inference, and reporting of Reserves was either nonexistent or
202056&ensp·&enspThe Ranger ore bodies were discovered in 1969 by Electrolytic Zinc Company of Australasia (EZ) and PekoWallsend Operations Limited (Peko). 1980 Floated Energy Resources of Australia was established in February 1980 and in July of the same year, floated on the Australian Stock Exchange in what was at the time the largest ever public float in
Ukraine's Rinat Akhmetov holds 71.25% stake in Metinvest. Image courtesy of Михаил Масловский. Gina Rinehart, Australia. Australia's Gina Rinehart, the chairman and director of Hancock Prospecting group, had a net worth of $18.6bn in July 2014, making her the world's richest mining magnate and the sixth richest woman billionaire.
A History of Western Australia's Pilbara Region Olivia Da Silva April 8th, 2019 The Pilbara region has been gaining a lot of attention in the last few decades.
Mining, process of extracting useful minerals from the surface of the Earth, including the seas. A mineral, with a few exceptions, is an inorganic substance occurring in nature that has a definite chemical composition and distinctive physical properties or molecular structure. (One organic